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a letter to senators john mccain, lindsey gramm, kelly ayotte, who have been demanding more information. they hoped from soundness yesterday or the day before that they would be able to change minds and make these centers -- senators vote yes. there is information that republicans say they want. it also seems like they were unhappy with his pick, they wanted -- wanted a different tack, and they did not -- they did not want to be conciliatory about it. host: 1 vote for present. why did they go that way? guest: senator hatch of voted present. it beats me why he did. you either vote yes or no. there is a rumor that he did not believe in the filibuster. if you do not believe in the filibuster, you should probably vote yes. republican leadership was actively whipping. that would be the reason. of the people who voted to block it, one was center collins -- senator collins from the northeast. also, senator johanns from nebraska, who was one of senator hagel's colleagues from nebraska. host: what happens from here in terms of having a defense secretary? guest: i think the white house is irritat
featuring senator john mccain talking to senator hagel about the comments he made about the surge in iraq. >> will you please answer the question? were you correct or incorrect when he said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since the vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? >> my reference -- >> are you answering the question? that is a pretty straightforward question. i would like an answer on whether you're right or wrong. you're free to elaborate than. >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. please go ahead. >> if you like me to explain why a -- >> i act like an answer. >> i will not give you a yes or no. it is far more complicated to that. i will defer my judgment to history. as to the comment i made about the most dangerous foreign policy decision since vietnam, it was about not just the search but the overall tour of choice going into iraq. -- war of choice going into iraq. that particular decision made on the search, but more to the point, or war in iraq, i think
to visit him, including john mccain. did you ever visit him? >> i did. i will say this about john mccain -- his 2000 campaign, when he ran for president, is the most memorable campaign. of any that i ever covered or have been around -- we will never see it again. here he was, facing george w. bush, who had the republican party backing him, all the money, and john mccain win out and held 114 town meetings. he stayed though it -- and stayed there into every question answered. you see the lightbulb go on -- when will we get patient's bill of rights? he said, we will not get it as long as the party is owned by insurance lawyer -- insurance companies and the democrats are owned by trial lawyers. it was refreshing candor. he was totally open to the press. there was a candor and an openness and a welcome this that nobody had seen before and no one has certainly seen since. >> you saw mo udall -- ira member him being tremendously funny -- i remember him being tremendously funny. how long was he in that hospital for? he was not able to talk, was he? >> no. mccain used to read to him. it was a ter
't help, of course, is that his former good friend, john mccain, just eviscerated him, grilled him, didn't give him a chance. yes or no. give me an answer. were you correct or incorrect? i mean, there is a way to try to do that, but clearly he came with a very hostile attitude. and it was very painful to watch. >> yeah. awkward at times. >> i mean, john mccain, mika, didn't let him answer a question. i'm sorry, out of that exchange, it was not chuck hagel who looked bad. >> ted cruz looked even worse. >> yeah. >> oh, my god. >> we're going to show all those coming up. >> he wasn't prepared, mika, in a lot of ways that were concerning. i think, again, the democrats, republicans, independents alike, if the republicans party thinks badgering an ill-prepared witness that way is going to help them with middle america, they don't know middle america. they could have just let him talk around in circles, but it was -- you know, you talk about the new senator from texas, john mccain -- >> i agree with you. >> as joe manchin said, it was embarrassing. >> compare it to a week ago, to a very prepare
be way off. >>> the tweet sent out by john mccain that a fellow lawmaker calls racist. >>> the hostage standoff involving a little boy is over. the search still (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> in just a few hours, the fbi will search for an underground bunker after saving a boy being held hostage. federal agents saved the 5-year-old boy after almost a week of negotiations. the man holding him hostage, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes died during the rescue. it's not clear how he died. the fbi says it was able to get a camera inside the bunker to monitor the situation but they will not say how. law enforcement sources say they decided to raid the bunker when they
it to baltimore, we'll be streaming it on nbcwashington.com starting at 10:45. >>> the tweet john mccain sent out that has some accusing the arizona senator of being racist. >>> the excitement by joe flacco after the super bowl could have cbs paying the price. >>> talk about a close call. just how close this massive asteroid will get to earth in the coming days gliefrjt a cloudy start to your day. but you won't see any snow. what you can expect >>> talk about a close shave. an asteroid will pass earth missing us by 17,000 miles. the 150-wide rock named 2012 da 14, you got that aaron, is one of the closest fly byes in history. the asteroid 14 will speed by at more than 17,000 miles per hour. all those miles may seem like a lot. but you're talking about big space rocks coming close to earth. >> don't be worried. we'll be okay, eun. >>> let's get a look at our forecast as we approach 5:11 and we start with cloud, tom. >> all is calm, though. not bright. there is a cloud cover over washington. live view from the nbc4 city camera over the washington monument. a lot of cloud cover. mid-30s in the subur
do you have the need for speed? which highway is about to get a big boost. >>> john mccain in hot water after a tweet landed the senator in a racial controversy. >>> and purple power. the ravens are super bowl champs, and baltimore is still celebrating. >>> meanwhile, even more questions why the nights went out in the middle of the game. >>> it's a big day for maryland. hello. >> everybody's still talking about that power outage and beyonce's star wattage on stage. we'll have a complete super bowl wrap-up ahead, including those commercials that are still getting a lot of buzz today. >> they sure are. we begin with the weather. there's more snow on the way, and it should arrive in a couple hours. >> veronica johnson joins us with just how much and if it's going to affect our evening commute. how about it? >> probably the tail end of the evening commute, around the time we get to 6:30, 7:00, light snow will be coming into our western suburbs. take a look outside right now. we have high clouds that have moved in. filtered sunshine, the clouds will thicken up and we'll start to see mo
by a slim margin. one of the most damages remarks came from john mccain over the iraq troop surge. >> would you please answer the question. were you correct or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> are you answering the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i want you to answer whether you were right or wrong and then u you're free to elaborate. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer to a lot of things. >> let the record show he refuses to answer that question. >> with us now is washington chief correspondent and host of "face the nation," bob schieffer. bob, good morning. i think they were disappointed. they usually press their nominees. >> well, thankfully -- and let's not forget, chuck hagel was the co-chairman of john mccain's presidential campaign when john mccain ran the first time. this is stunning. but i agree with you. i mean generally on something like this w
out there permanently. >> and then there's these back and forths sometimes. senator john mccain got some flack for a tweet a few days ago. so amehmadinejad wants to be th first iranian in speech. wasn't he just there last week. he was referring to iran sending a monkey into space. that drew charges of racism. he sent back lighten up, folks, can't everyone cake a joke. amash responded maybe you should wisen up and not make racist jokes. >> if you know john mccain, john mccain is not a racist. it wasn't a racist comment, but what we have is a conversation going on in 180 characters back and forth. it's just like text messages. it's the same thing. we can't really have a conversation that way. nor can we tweet back and forth that way anything that's an issue of substance. so, you know, senator mccain can defend himself all he wants in the twitter world. it's never going to come off the way that he wants it to. >> so i guess the question for some people is, if twit ser a way to get information but we know that a lot of people like to learn personal things or personal opinions, if you're
from hagel's one-time friend and ally senator john mccain over hagel's opposition to the iraq troop surge. >> will you please answer the question, were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to the -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> well it will show you refuse to answer this question. >> with us is host of "face the nation" and washington correspondent bob schieffer. the white house normally prep their nominees. what does this say about it? >> to me this is the most interesting and intreeging inginintriguing part of this whole deal. onormally the administration rushes out with the defense. he hardly left capitol hill yesterday when reports leaked out of the whi
, senator john mccain is speaking out about the delay to vote on the defense d secretary pick. republicans should stop stalling a vote despite a his belief that chuck hagel is not qualified to run the pentagon. >> making headlines around the region now, the investigation continues into a house fire in southeast that critically injuredt a little girl. g flames ripped through this home on 33rd street yesterday morning.ay the 4 year old girl remains in the hospital. a 2 year old boy and three adults were treated for minor injuries. the home's owner is charged with felony threats and simple assault. investigators say he made threats against one of the women living at that home while crews worked to put out the flames.t >>> police on the eastern shore are investigating the murder of a college student. 21-year-old edmond saint clair was stabbed to death on the campus of the university of maryland eastern shore. police do not believen this was a random crime and may have been the result of an argument that was on going or on-going disput. >> and a virginia family will be waiting to hear the resu
with two key senate republicans to discuss immigration reform. john mccain and south carolina senator lindsay graham. members of a bipartisan group. >> full senate will begin debate on a gun measure. the bill bans assault weapons and blocks people who have been involuntarily committed for health reasons from owning guns. would require people to submit fingerprints for hand gun licensing. supporters say that will make it harder for people to get others to buy guns illegally. the measures violate second amendment rights. no word on if or when could face a vote. >> other stories making headlines. a man accused in the mother/daughter murders in prince georges county will have to be retried. declared a mistrial on a technicality. the bodies were found in the trunk of a stolen burned out car in 2009. someone testified scott was involved in multiple home invasions but only one was admissible in court. the retrial is set in october. >> the search continues for a suspect. police are looking for 59-year-old john wesley jeffreys. they believe he beat 80-year-old and his 74-year-old wife to death
that senator john mccain facing allegations of racism, and him saying chilled out. >>> coming up, the raven return as champions. life is good when you're the super bowl mvp. we'll show you how joe flacco spent his mvp monday. >>> plus dan hellies recaps it. when "news4 at 6 >>> breaking news out of the baltimore. there is a four-alarm fire in the downtown section. we're told it's in a lumberyard on pennsylvania avenue in baltimore. it's near the campus of the university of baltimore just several blocks north of lexington market. it looks like quite a fire that's gone on, four alarms having sounded so far. we'll have more as details become available. >>> we have our first official candidate for next year's d.c. may i don't recall race. tommy wells formally established his exploratory condition. a and. >>> congress is expected to begin looking at changing federal marijuana laws. they might begin that explore ace tomorrow. >> it would require growers to obtain a federal permit. the push to change it follows decisions by colorado and washington state to legalize pot. >>> john mccain is making f
hampshire and all the money and john mccain held 114 town meetings and stayed there until every question was answered and you sigh the light. bulb going on saying when are we going get it right and john mccain say we're not going to get a patience bill of rights sloption my company is owned by the insurance companies. next question. it was just, you know, and it was refreshing candor. you see it in people's responses. and he was totally open to the press. i mean, it was a candor and openness and sort of a welcome pes. i mean, that no one had seen before and no one certainly seen since. on the career in politics and the washington press corp. sunday night at 8:00 on c-span q & a. >>> now a look at the economy and u.s. domestic workers. we'll hear remarks from individuals who employed in homes to care for children, the elderly or disabled. held by the aspen institute. it's an hour and twenty minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] good afternoon, everyone. i don't think it's on either. [inaudible] [inaudible] it's on now? great. good afternoon, everyone thank you for j
of your group? guest: chuck schumer, dick durbin, michael bennet, myself, john mccain, michael rubio, lindsey graham, and, i think, that is it, unless i missed one. bob menendez, i am sorry. host: do you have more that want to join the effort at this point? guest: not specifically that want to join, but there are those sympathetic and when they see the legislation, we think they will come on board. we hope that once they see what is required for someone to advance status and get on a path toward citizenship, they will say it comports with the rule of law, it is humane and realistic and something we have to do. host: do you have folks on the house side working with you? guest: there is a bipartisan group over there that is trying to fashion some legislation as well. people like role labrador, louise bluebeard -- luis gutierrez and many others. they are getting closer to something like the senate is doing, and that certainly helps. host: senator jeff flake is our guest, republican of arizona. we have put our phone lines up. we have set aside the fourth line for illegal immigrants. we w
: there are the schumer, and dick durbin, myself, john mccain, marco rube bee yo. -- rubio. host: have you gotten more that wants to join your effort at this point? guest: not people who want to join but they are sympathetic about what we're doing and i think if they see the legislation they will come on board. once they see what is required for someone to advance their status to get on a path to citizenship they will say if this works with the rule of law. it is something that is humane, realistic, and something that we just have to do. host: do you have people on the house side working with you? guest: there is a group working on their own for a while, a bipartisan group. it is people like biden, many others have been involved in this effort. they are getting closer, i think, to something like the senate is doing and that certainly helps. host: senator from arizona is our guest. we have our phone lines up if you would like to dial in. we have set aside our fourth line for illegal immigrants. we would like to hear your story and we're going to begin with a caller on that line. alex from germantown, m
at a picture of john mccain at this town hall, that's a perfect example of someone who should not have a gun. that's a permanent scowl. it is not policy to ask me questions at a town hall. >> he's a deeply unpleasant man. >> they didn't cover that part in game change. >> stephanie: 47 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: she gets insulted by more right-wingers before 6:00 a.m. than most people do all day. it's "the stephanie miller show." billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's back, but not for long. [ woman ] our guests go crazy for lobsterfest. my favorite entree is the lobster lover's dream. what's yours? come celebrate lo
nomination. graham calm would hagel one of the most radical choices to be secretary. senator john mccain said it is time to allow the vote to go forward. in rhode island they are marking a grim anniversary. it is 10 years since the tragic night club fire that kill would 100 people . that will include reports from the governor and former governor. it started by the great white pyrotechnicings. michael jordan turned 50 today and viewed by many as bist basketball player ever. nhappy birthday to air jordan. >> he grew up in silver spring maryland and became a rabbi . there is it a sacrifice along with the triumph. joining us to talk about it. welcome. sir, thank you so much and testimony us about the journey. >> it is really first of all great to be on with you. it is remarkable . growing up. my father was a federal judge and father-in-law was in the united states military. very american and patriotic and true to american strailings. mipe wife and i moved to israel eight and half years ago. i am an educator by trade but got swipt up in political activism . i am blessed to be a member of the israe
to cut a deal. >> now we know the president did reach out to two leading senate republicans john mccain, lindsey graham, invited them to come over to the white house todays on -- today to talk about immigration reform but he wants to talk about sequester these forced budget cuts. what's going on. has that meeting yet taken place? >> reporter: that meeting was scheduled to take place about half hour ago. we were told by the white house that the meeting could cover a range of topics so that could include immigration. these budget cuts. and perhaps other topics that have come up on capitol hill recently. who knows maybe foreign affairs and other issues. so presumably it's going on right now and i'll give you a read out as soon as we have it. >> brief us on what happens. i'm curious to see how much of an effort there was made by the president and these two republican senators to work out a deal, perhaps at least start a negotiation during these final three days to avert these forced spending cuts. >> we were told when the president called john mccain, senator mccain last week that's when th
for john mccain and mitt romney. there's no conservative movement left. i want to say that i am officially done and my two brothers are with their families with republicans. i guess i call myself a man without a party. marco rubio will give the response in spanish and english. this is just -- it started with karl rove, the architect, that little nerd -- if i see him one more time on tv -- is the architect of the destruction of the gop. he gave us obama. the idea of reaching out and becoming democrats. what democrats aren't are people who believe in a group identity and hyphenated americanism. we conservatives believe in assimilation. that's why he's not going to give a response in german or italian. we will hear all the lofty platitudes and trite things from obama about a nation of immigrants. it was a somewhat perverse people being melted down by the fires of assimilation and being made similar -- it was a people meltedrdiverse down by the fires of assimilation. nobody would know marco rubio. he looks like the beaver. i will not follow him because he is a trendy minority. having to reach
to know how has john mccain can question this man like he is not too good. another thing, they are only doing this because of who the president is. they are open with that. host: we will leave it there. guest: i think john mccain -- i think what you see is a real passion for the issues that he was questioning him about. he is a passionate man. he is someone who cares deeply and that was evident yesterday. i think he is someone who takes things personally and very much to heart. and again, the iraq war was something he felt acutely and was very outspoken on and has been throughout the execution of that war. i think you could see that yesterday. host: she is a senior adviser for the center for studies. if you want to watch senator hagel's hearing in total, i invite you to go to our c-span video library at www.c- span.org. thank you very much. coming up, it is our regular look at america by the numbers. they will look at how americans across the country are doing financially. we will be right back. >> my cartoons depict native humor. when i first started this cartoon, they were native cha
. the president will sit down with john mccain and south carolina senator lindsey graham. they are part of the bipartisan gang of eight senators working on a plan for immigration reform. >>> happening right now, a congressional hearing on those automatic spending cuts set to kick in this friday. the subcommittee of the house appropriations committee on defense is looking into the impact of the sequester cuts on the defense department. coming up at 7:15, the tug-of- war between president obama and republicans over what to do about the automatic spending cuts. >>> 7:06. court documents giving new details about the recent murder of a south bay millionaire. suspected prostitute ka she frau fritz is one of those -- katrina fritz is one of those accused of being involved. court documents refer to one of kumar's main girls who had details of his mansion. her brothers is among three others charged in kumar's murder. >>> san francisco police have opened up a homicide investigation into dallas ayers on market and montgomery back on january 28th. he was injured and died last thursday. he was 78. h
. [applause] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign of any that i have ever covered. i mean it was just, we will never see it again and here he was you know facing george w. bush who had all the face cards of the republican party backing him and the three republican governors in new hampshire and all the money and john mccain held 114 and he stayed there until every question was answered. you could see the lightbulb going off in people's heads. when will we get the patients bill of rights and john mccain would say we are going to get a patients bill of rights. the democrats are owned by the trial orders. next question. it was just refreshing candor and you would see it in people's response and then he was totally open to the press. i mean there was a candor and openness and a welcome is that no one had seen before and no one certainly have seen since. >> now secretary of state hillary clinton on the u.s. role in the world. she's at the council of foreign relations today for now and will meet
. >> yeah. when john mccain calls you the least qualified nol knee he has ever seen. ? >> yeah. >> you have got some getting over to do with that. >> you do. next time john mccain needs more money for a base in arizona, david it was good for you to take time. love your work again. thank you so. >> thank you. >> david march typical cbsnews.com. >> radio meets television, "the bill press show." now, on current tv. >> [ music ] >> this is "the full court press: the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. >> her we're 24 minutes after the hour now "full-court press" on this friday february 22nd coming to you live from our nations's capitol our studio here on capitol hill brought to you today by the american federation of teachers, the great men and women of the aft under president randy winei weingarten making a difference every day in the classrooms of america. you know they are in our high schools and aur grade schools, in pre-school and in higher education. proud to have their support and guess what. did i mention it's a friday? >> all r
they were very clean, you know. >> john mccain is not the left. john mccain had real problems with this. >> john mccain is another issue altogether on the subject. i'm not going to go there. i'm just saying, i agree with your point. we haven't heard the other side of this also, chris, which is there's some abu ghraib in "zero dark thirty." and i think coming -- both ways, this is a movie that wasn't going to win it at the end because of the backlash. >> yeah. i think -- i think the academy awards you were saying is really our second great mood ring, like our presidential elections. they really tell us so much about ourselves. they focus on race in the two big movies. "django" and "lincoln." all about slavery. the first time i've ever seen a plantation since "gone with the wind." this was realistic. i thought seth macfarlane brought back the old days of song and dance. and i know i'm old-time on this, but i thought bob hope and johnny carson were fabulous. i know everybody likes billy crystal. he brought back show biz. he really tried. there were over-the-top jokes about getting into lin
senator john mccain that made a reference, some would say a joke, about the iranian president. we'll have more about that. >>> of course, we continue our countdown to the winter olympics. we are going to be not strapping on any spandex. >> there we go. >> any chance to play that video. >> i sound like daffy duck. this morning we're going to get a lesson in curling, no spandex required. >> thank goodness for that. i don't know if you heard but matt and i are headed to chicago on friday for one of our field trips. send us your pictures, tell us what you love about the windy city. use #todaychicago. >>> natalie is standing by with a look at all the headlines. good morning, natalie. >> good morning, matt, al and savannah. good morning, everyone. >>> authorities are searching for possible explosives today in an underground bunker where a school boy was held for seven d days. sheriff wally olson has described the child who has gone home now from the hospital. >> like a breath of fresh air. >> reporter: the kidnapper was also suspected of killing a school bus driver. officials say they used a ca
in particular? we saw senator rubio give the gop response. caller: i think mark rubio, john mccain, ted cruz, a lot of these congressmen who have been in government for a while, and some of the new ones are doing the job that they were sent there to do. they are representing the constituency from where they are from. the democrats do the same. i know we have differences on both sides of the aisle, but i believe that being able to -- being able to work together and coming together as a nation and congress has a lot to do with barack obama as the president. he was reelected. he needs to be in the white house. he needs to lead this nation. he does not need to be out in campaign mode. that is all i have seen from barack obama. campaign, speech -- let's get everybody in the white house, and let's get things done. guest: a couple of points -- we hear this from constituents, that they are frustrated that they are not seeing the leadership. what he is saying really plays into that. leaders are team builders. they know how to bring people forward to find consensus. the president's speech the other ni
confirmation hearing. the sharpest exchange against senator john mccain who criticized hagel's opposition to the troop surge in iraq. and hagel apologized for using the term the jewish lobby in the past. >> i have already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro israel. i think it is the only time on the record that i have ever said that. >> eight republicans plan to vote against him. he has backing among many democrats. >>> blinding snow blamed for a deadly pileup on a michigan highway. the mile long stretch of crashes involving 30 trucks and cars. three people were killed including two children believed to be siblings. and at least a dozen others were hospitalized. witnesses say they were driving on i-75 when conditions went from clear to whiteout in just a matter of seconds. >>> a similar scene along a snowy highway west of minneapolis. three dozen big rigs, trucks, cars smashed into one another shutting down interstate 70. at least ten were hospitalized. the extreme conditions are putting parts of the country in a deep freeze. accuweather's jim dickey has the
between hagel and john mccain. take a look. >> we are correct or incorrect. yes or no? >> my reference to the refer -- >> the question is were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straight forward question. i would like to answer and then you are free to elaborate. >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> joe, first of all, let me ask you this. the white house didn't jump to his defense after that stuff. why not? >> who didn't? >> the white house. the white house didn't jump to his defense. >> the white house has a sense that he has a good chance to be confirmed and everybody know that is the hearings will be contentious. no doubt there will be a lot of consengz and a lot of bad blood between this senator and colleagues and many who question his stance with regard to iran and how strong he would be and also with regard to israel. expect contention. that doesn't mean he won't be confirmed. i don't think the white house will jump to his defense. >> again, white house didn't jump to his defense. one republican opponent took to politico to point out his continued opposition. thi
like these. we have senator john mccain who told a crowd during a town hall in arizona this week specifically concerning immigration reform. here's some of that. >> cut off their welfare, their stuff and they'll go back. [ applause ] >> you're a senator with the federal government. and you're doing nothing about it. you said build the dang fence. where's the fence? >> on the list that i showed you. >> it's not a fence. >> it's not a fence. it's a banana. we put up a banana with about $600 million worth of appropriations. >> the gop is supposed to be shifting on immigration. can republicans really make progress on the issue when you've got one of the main senators on this issue being attacked by his own constituents? >> and this is an issue that definitely has a big impact on the republican party. but what we need to do is see elected officials, republicans and democrats, step up and not worry about being primaried and do what's right. the fact is that we need to have a path for citizenship. we need to see a reform in immigration. we should simply do it without worrying about extr
, it would cut a trillion dollars in spending. >> also you have on t h e s h o w senator john mccain who has had a high profile the last couple of weeks. >> that's right. really tough questioning of a former friend, chuck hagel, the nominee for defense secretary, last week, and this week, yesterday, in that hearing was leon panetta and chairman of the joint chiefs, he went after them pretty tough, too. a lot of issues here, benghazi, aid to the rebels in syria, the drone strikes and enhanced interrogation as you mentioned the whole immigration reform issue. lots to talk to john mccain about. >> the interesting thing, we seem to be at a fairly critical time as we get the new secretaries come in, secretary kerry, of course, as well, and some real burning issues overseas that don't seem to go away. >> well, absolutely. and you know, you have all this in the middle east, we used to be able rely on a few friendly dictators, frankly. now you have the arab spring, al-qaida affiliates in africa. 60,000 people killed in syria. so it is a very dangerous, very tense time. of course iran continuing with
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